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born 21 December 1989
Born in Mumbai
Made her debut in Hindi-Urdu films (see below) but found superstardom in Telugu and Tamil films, where she has a massive fan following.
Height: 5' 6" (168 cm) Tammanaah is of Sindhi origin, not a Punjabi as some have assumed.
In the Telugu and Tamil film industries she is known as the ‘milk white beauty’ ([www.dailomo.com/white-beauty-tamanna-is-heartbroken/ Dailomo]), ‘milky beauty’ (25 Cine Frames) and similar nice names that allude to her fair complexion.
Tamanna Bhatia’s father Santosh Bhatia works is a financial consultant
School: Maneckji Cooper Educational Trust School, Juhu, Mumbai.
Graduation: Bachelor of Arts from National College, Mumbai, through distance education.
Glamourworld debut: In the video of Abhijeet Sawant “Lafzon Mein Keh Na Saku” (2005).
Rumours of Tammanaah’s engagement spread like wildfire when she was seen wearing a diamond ring that she had not worn before. Some said that her fiancé was a businessman; others said that it was an actor. Tammanaah denied the rumours, which died down only when she pointed out that ring was from her father’s jewellery brand and had been designed by her. 25 Cine Frames
Mahesh Babu and Tammanaah have been friends. ([youthdevelopers.com/virat-kohli-girlfriend-tamanna-bhatia-biography/ Youth Developers])
Virat Kohli’s friendship with Tammanaah has been the subject of persistent rumours ([youthdevelopers.com/virat-kohli-girlfriend-tamanna-bhatia-biography/ YouthDevelopers], [www.metromasti.com/bollywood/...Tamannah...relationship.../34305 MetroMasti])
Abdul Razzaq, Pakistani all-rounder cricketer: For the Pakistani press it is a matter of national pride if their Pakistani male heroes are seen with Hunood, Yahood or Nasrani (Hindu, Jewish, Christian) ‘girlfriends.’ Awami Politics was one of several Pakistani sources that wrote in late 2013 about “the [likely] arrival of new ‘Indian bhabhi’ in Pakistan.”
The basis of this story? Awami Politics wrote: ‘Pakistani all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has been captured in a Dubai jeweler shop with the Indian actress Tamanna Bhatia where he gives pose facing the camera while the later has bowed down her face with shyness. The picture has created hype on the social websites. It is being said that the picture was taken on the inauguration of the shop …It is pertinent here to mention that the 33 year aged right armed Abdul Razzaq married with Ayesha. They are enjoying married life with children. Tamanna Bhatia is 10 years younger than Abdul Razzaq.’
Akshay Kumar is another friend with whom her name has been linked. (Anish Gupta, Youth Developers)
Sajid Khan, director, in whose film “Humshakals” she has acted: Everyday Popcorn and a YouTube video have commented on their friendship
Tamannaah Fans Club had posted in May 2011:
“Tamil beauty Tamannaah Bhatia is said to be astonished with [news about the forthcoming] Karthi Sivakumar marriage… as she spoke to him last week and he said nothing relating to his marriage to her on phone. … Anyway, Tamannaah was happy that her colleague Karthi Sivakumar is getting into martial bliss and wished the couple her best wishes. When asked that, will she attend the marriage? She says of course I will and will also participate in the marriage ceremony rituals if possible.”
Four years later, in April 2015 Dailomo published a story, White Beauty Tamanna is Heartbroken. The site wrote: ‘The actress was gossiped to be in love with a famous actor. It is said that, she was planning to marry him and avoided a few good offers, for the sake of settling down in life. But the actor seems to have had a completely different idea about their relationship… Kollywood sources say Tamanna is heartbroken, hearing the engagement news of the famous actor.’
No bikini rule: In the Hindi-Urdu film Humshakals, while Bipasha Basu and Esha Gupta sport bikinis, Tamannaah doesn't. Sajid wanted to shoot all three heroines walking out of the water in bikinis but Tamannaah has always maintained that she doesn't want to wear a bikini. So, she wore shorts with a really short top.
But topless (from behind) is okay Tamannaah has a steaming hot sequence in Bahubali: The Beginning (2015) in which she removes her top altogether. True, the audience can only see her back, but there can be no doubt that actor Prabhas got his eyeful.
Maybe in Tamannaah’s value system going topless for one individual is less sinful than wearing a bikini for the general Janata.
Her roles: Her top 10 performances
Happy Birthday Tamannaah Bhatia: 10 performances that prove she is a bankable star
It was in 2006 that the then 15-year-old Tamannaah Bhatia became the talk of the town when she delivered a power-packed performance in the Tamil movie ‘Kedi’, earning rave reviews and countless compliments along the way. Shortly thereafter, she established herself as one of the most bankable names of Southern cinema courtesy her suave style statement, confident personality, intense acting style and above all strong screen presence.
Moreover, the actress also won over a legion of die-hard fans, adding a new dimension to her tryst with stardom. As Tamannaah celebrates her 24th birthday, Roktim Rajpal/ IBNLive.com present to you some of her most memorable big screen outings.
100% Love: Touted as a light-hearted comedy, ‘100% Love’ revolved around the chequered relationship between a young man and his cousin. Directed by Sukumar, the film was released in 2011 and fared extremely well at the box office. Shot in Telugu, it was later on dubbed into Tamil and Malayalam as well.
Bahubali: A blockbuster in every sense of the word, ‘Bahubali’ featured Tamannaah in the role of a fierce warrior. Touted as a war epic, it was directed by maverick filmmaker SS Rajamouli. Filmed simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu, the movie saw her strike up a crackling rapport with co-star Prabhas. Interestingly, ‘Bahuali’ also featured Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Ramya Krishnan in pivotal roles.
Kanden Kadhalai: A remake of the popular Hindi film ‘Jab We Met’, this romantic-comedy gave Tamannaah an ideal opportunity to showcase her comic timing to the fullest. And needless to star, the actress did full justice to her role and left the audience in splits. Interestingly, the film was initially offered to Shriya Saran. However she turned it down courtesy a packed schedule.
Racha: Best remembered for the crackling onscreen chemistry between Tamannaah and Ram Charan, ‘Racha’ revolved around the exploits of a Hyderabad based gangster. Directed by Sampath Nandi and shot on a budget of Rs 320 million, it opened to a thunderous response at the box office. Interestingly, the actress’ performance was praised by and sundry, helping her earn a Filmfare nomination.
Entertainment: Directed by Sajid-Farhad, this lively comedy focused on the relationship between a struggler and a canine. A runaway hit at the box office, it saw Tamannaah woo Akshay Kumar on the big screen. Released in 2014, the movie also featured Mithun Chakraborty Sonu Sood and Prakash Raj in important roles.
Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu: Boasting of some gripping fight scenes and tender romantic sequences, ‘Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu’ saw Tamannaah essay the role of Pawan Kalyan’s love interest. Helmed by Puri Jagannadh, it was later on dubbed into Hindi as ‘Mera Target’.
Paiyaa: Released in 2010, ‘Paiyaa’ created quite stir amongst movie buffs thanks to the fabulous chemistry between Karthi and Tamannaah. Revolving around the heartwarming relationship between a carefree young man and a vivacious young woman, it featured a perfect mix of romance, action and of course comedy. Interestingly, it was later on remade in Kannada as ‘Ajith’ with Nikki Galrani essaying the role played by Tamannaah in the original.
Siruthai: A retelling of the Ravi Teja starrer ‘Vikramarkudu’, this action-drama is best remembered for the playful and at times naughty romance between the actress and Karthi. Interestingly, Tamannaah’s ‘Bahubali’ co-star Anushka Shetty had played the female lead in the original version.
Veeram: One of the most important releases of her career, ‘Veeram’ saw Tamannaah play the role of Ajith Kumar’s lover, Needless to say, she shared a wonderful rapport with the veteran star and added another feather to her cap. Directed by Siva, the film emerged a big money spinner at the ticket window.
Kalloori: Regarded as the film that propelled Tamannaah into the big league, ‘Kalloori’ created a stir in the industry courtesy its emotional emotional storyline and highly relatable performances. Directed by Balaji, it turned out to be a commercial and critical success.
2005 Chand Sa Roshan Chehra
2007 Happy Days
2008 Ninna Nedu Repu
2009 Anandha Thandavam
2009 Kanden Kadhalai
2009 Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam
2011 100% Love
2012 Cameraman Ganga tho Rambabu
2012 Endukante Premanta
2014 It's Entertainment
2015 Nannbenda (cameo)